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March 12, 2016


You are a lucky person to be able to take pleasure in quiet, meditative work.

Have you seen Lucy Boston's quilts? She made them as her eyesight was failing after she had finished writing children's books.

I love this post, Beth. And I'm wondering where my grandmother's thimble is, or my mother's even. And thinking that I should commit to making a quilt before too long. The only kind I've ever made have been what we used to call crazy quilts, the pieces all irregular, each one embroidered 'round all its edges in blanket stitch or feather stitch. . .

Correction, Jonathan...Lucy Boston did not consider her books to be juveniles. However she did insist on including her son's illustrations and Faber would not accept to publish illustrated fiction for adults. (Beth I have the books ).

Did I ever show you Michael's quilts? He's a hand-stitcher as well.


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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.